Traditional Drumming Lessons
1 September 2021
Traditional drums have been the cornerstone of the Sri Lankan’s way of life for more than 2000 years. It is played on occasions of cultural significance and at all stages in the circle of life. Get lessons from a traditional teacher who descends from a long line of professional drummers, in his home 20 mins from Kandy town.
Go at your own pace, depending on your speed and mastery. Allow the teacher to enthrall you with the distinct colour and history of traditional drum types and uses, over a cup of Ceylon tea. You could ask questions through the provided interpreter. Understand in depth, the importance of music and drums at a traditional value. End the intimate experience with a short harmonization of percussions with the teacher and later he would introduce you to an elaborate headdress wound from a very long cloth, that you could try on. The teacher is obliging and open, so children would find the experience very enjoyable and educational. An interesting activity if you’re travelling as a family.